Xbox 360: Microsoft Pay Policy Pole-Axes BBC iPlayer

BBC radio and telly player frozen charged out

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Xbox 360: Microsoft Pay Policy Pole-Axes BBC iPlayer
The BBC's popular iPlayer service, which enables viewers and listeners to replay content up to seven days after broadcast, will not be coming to the Xbox 360 in the near future. The reason, Microsoft's charging policy.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, an unnamed BBC source commented, "Microsoft only wants to offer its users access to platforms it can charge for as this is the model it is pursuing. It wants to ensure that only those paying for Xbox Live Gold accounts can access its additional content services and even then there is usually a charge on top to get access to those...

"This does not fit with the BBC’s model and Microsoft will not budge at the moment. It is really frustrating for those involved on the BBC side who want to make sure iPlayer is rolled out on as many popular entertainment platforms as possible."

The Xbox 360 currently runs Mr Rupert Murdoch's Skyplayer among other non-game services.



headcasephil 2 Dec 2009 11:07
iv been using iplayer for a long time now i dont think i wach live tv any more because of the sevice it would be good to see it on the 360 but i feal that bbc need to sort it out so that it is on media center. if thay could do that then you would be able to stream it over to 360
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